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8 Bells for Carols Vol. 3 - Medium

Review:      Share some holiday cheer with a lively selection of 7 Bell Tree carols using only 8 bells. The “8 Bells for Carols” series is perfect for ringing at Red Kettles, in small spaces or as a palate cleanser during a concert. The pieces in Volume 3 are Medium difficulty. The Bell Tree part can be played as a single stem-up melody line (easier) or with the added stem-down part (more challenging – sometimes shown as cue-notes) – or a second ringer (on the backside of same bell tree or on their own bell tree) can play the stem-down notes. The chime part can be played by a solo ringer (or two, if you wish) either rung normally or, with chimes flipped over on a soft pad, lightly tapped (sounding like a “chime tree.” You will want to damp flipped chimes selectively, especially in chromatic sequences.) Each piece has an optional repeat - plus a repeatable introduction that allows the chime ringer to reset between pieces. Other options include 4iH duet, or 3 or 4 ringers using 8 Bells. Two folios offer range options: G5 to G6 (2 octaves, plus chimes C5-C6) or C5-C6 or C6 to C7 (1 or 3 octaves, plus chimes F5-F6). Volume 1 is Easy (RE5611), Volume 2 is Easy-Medium (RE5612), and Volume 3 is Medium (RE5613) difficulty. Be sure to note your range choice as in RE5613C or RE5613G. Each beautifully crafted carol is on a single page with Bell tree and chime parts. You’ll need one score per ringer. Memorization is strongly recommended for the Bell Tree ringer. These scores are available as hard copies - or as a Digital Site License which allows you to make copies as needed. The 3 representative pieces in the demo sound file from Volume 3 use G to G (RE5613G) featuring the full Bell Tree part plus chimes: Ding Dong Merrily on High, It Came Upon a Midnight Clear and Up on a Housetop. There is also a demo video at showing how a bell tree stick and the flipped chimes work. Search for all “8 Bells for Carols” collections by using the prefix “RE561” in the Stock # Search box. More “8 Bells” collections and other creative pieces in the First String and Celebrations series can be found at by searching under the “Series” categories in the Music Selection Assistant. Find all ringTrue pieces by entering “RE” in the Stock # Search box and all pieces by Kathleen Wissinger by entering “Wissinger” in the composer box. Check out ringTrue’s Facebook page for updates and new releases. Cheers!

Published by: ringTrue

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Titles are listed below
Wissinger, Kathleen
Easy Medium
Varies by Piece
Season: Advent , Christmas
Less than a full handbell choir: 4-in-hand ensemble , Duet , Ensemble , Solo Ringer
Classification: Bell Tree , Church or Concert , Collection , Concert , Instrument Part , Secular
Voicing: Handbells, No Choral
Instrument: Chimes(Choirchimes or Handchimes) , Bell Tree
  Stock Number Description Price Qty. Ship Disc
MRE5613C 1 or 3 Oct Belltree with Opt HC  
 $10.00  $8.50
LRE5613C Digital Site License
1 or 3 Oct Belltree with Opt HC
$10.00 - -
MRE5613G 2 Oct Belltree Solo with Opt HC  
 $10.00  $8.50
LRE5613G Digital Site License
2 Oct Belltree Solo with Opt HC
$10.00 - -
Titles include:
  • What Star Is This?
  • Star of the County Down
  • Prepare the Way O Zion
  • Ding Dong Merrily on High
  • Snow Lay on the Ground
  • It Came Upon the Midnight Clear
  • Up On the Housetop
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